Irish Families Known to Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn, Family Service, Queens Office, August, 1950 to December, 1951: A Statistical Study of Ninety-Nine Cases
In the field of Social Work there has been a growing awareness of the need for a more effective integration with the fields of sociology and anthropology. Two important elements of this development are the effects of culture and the re-examination of the Social Work Curriculum regarding the Social Sciences. Furthermore, much of the research in these fields is pointing out the correlation, not necessarily causation, between certain ethnic groups and social problems such as alcoholism, juvenile delinquency and mental disease. This not only applies to racial groups per-se, but the various subcultures within the groups. Therefore, such things as economic, religious, political and social status are amongst the influencing factors in any given ethnic group. Strangely enough, there has been very little research done on the problems of the Irish though they were one of the largest ethnic groups to immigrate to this country. One of the reasons may be than they spoke English whereas the other groups had their own languages and tended to settle in certain ethnic sections, where the uniqueness of their characteristics stood out in bas-relief to the native Americans.
Ethnic studies|Individual & family studies|Social work
Hanley, John Bartholomew, "Irish Families Known to Catholic Charities Diocese of Brooklyn, Family Service, Queens Office, August, 1950 to December, 1951: A Statistical Study of Ninety-Nine Cases" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557607.